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post #1 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question circles, rollbacks, HELP?????????

hey, my horse clippy is VERY hyper, and i do not know how to calm him down.
so, people have been telling me that circles help calm hyper horses down, and i want to know if that is true!?!?!?! it seems to NOT help me AT ALL!!!!
and i really need solutions to calming him down.

and one other thing. when i am walking, and troting, he just starts doing rollbacks out of noware and the other day i almost went off, and he is a new horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i really need solutions on how i can STOP this!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 07:06 PM
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I found that when circles don't work it helps to change directions at random times and make them different sizes so the horse has to listen to you. Maybe try that
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I have had this problem NUMEROUS times with Daytona at first- circles do help somewhat, but to really get them listening to your aids, make sure you have them listening to the bit (& you)- for example, keep them concentrated on something. Maybe going a certain direction, to keep them listening to you. It really helps when they have somewhere to go, & that will definitely make them listen to you. ;) It really calmed Daytona down when I did that. Always make them do something if they act like that, so they don't have time to even think about anything else. I also want to add that since he is new, he may be hyper getting used to his surroundings & such. :) I'd give him time to check the place out.

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With horses that are hyper.. for me they tend not to work.. It seems it just makes the horse more hyper..

If your just starting to get use to him.. it may take a while to get calmed down.. once in a while it will take me almost a month to click with my new horse...
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huh.. that sounds helpful=) im gonna try that!!!!
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iv had him for about a ,month or so
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What do you mean when you say he does rollbacks? Rollbacks are done during a jumping course... as far as I know.

Maybe explain a bit more about what you mean by your horse being hyper. Hyper as in just wanting to go fast... or is he tossing his head or even bucking?

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well, he just really wants to go and go. and rollbacks are used in reining and gymkhana. and i am refering to a rollback like he will just spin into the other direction.
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Oh, ok. I didn't really know that, sorry. What breed, age is he? Has he been trained alot?

There are a lot of factors to consider with a "hyper" horse like:

- how old is he?
- what does he eat? (maybe his grain makes him hot)
- is he hyper in the pasture / stall / lunge line, etc. or just in the arena?
- has he been poorly trained?
- is his tack fitting properly? (ill-fitting tack will definitely cause this kind of thing)
- do his teeth need to be done? (I've seen a horse act completely nuts because her teeth needed to be done. She was the calmest thing after that)

Is there any reason other than just bad behavior why he may be acting this way?

Sometimes all of those reasons are ruled out, and the horse just likes to go fast. My horse gets like this at times too. I try to make things interesting for her, lots of circles, serpentines and bending. Halts and backing are also incredibly helpful.

When your horse speeds up like this, try to THINK slow. I know that sounds weird, but it does work. Think, "slow, sitting trot" or whatever it may be. Sit back, even exaggerate it, and work the horse through its back end, by using lots of leg. Don't pull on his face. Horses tend to go faster when you're yanking on their mouths to slow them down. When your horse starts to speed, turn him into a circle, and keep him in it until he slows down and then start again on the track.

I find its soo helpful to just train YOURSELF to think calmly and slowly. Be very careful of all your movements. Ask him gently, work WITH him, eyes up to plan ahead of you. Put yourself in a frame of mind of slowness and think about working WITH his body movements and not against them. For example, at the posting trot, slow YOUR posting movement, sit back, relax, and this should help slow down HIS trot.

Hope this helps!

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